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Public Defender Trial Ad Seminar (District of Columbia) (LAW-795D-001)

Meets: 03:00 PM (TH)

Enrolled: 8 / Limit:


Meets at 633 Indiana Ave., NW, WDC Instructor permission required


This course is the classroom component of the D.C. Public Defender Service Supervised Externship & Seminar. The focus of the seminar will be identifying, defining, and developing fundamental trial advocacy skills, including developing a case theory, interviewing and examining witnesses, and working through evidentiary issues. As part of the seminar students will participate as defense attorneys in a simulated case where they are responsible for preparation and trial presentations, including the initial client interview, developing a defense theory, opening statement, cross examination, direct examination, and presenting closing arguments to a jury.

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First Class Readings

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